Activities Information

The new term for all our activities will run from 22nd April 2019 to 15th June 2019.

Please see below for individual costs:

Swimming – £80

Tutti Footy – £20

Bambino Beats – £20

A permission and payment sheet will be put up outside each room for you to complete if you wish your children to take part in these activities.

As always, payment should be made online, over the phone or via the Early Days Nurseries App.

Thank You

Introducing Angelina

My name is Angelina Bouzo and I was born and raised in Crete, Greece.

I was lucky to be surrounded by caring teachers when I was at school and while I did not appreciate how knowledgeable they were at the time, their passion for teaching and love for children was something that could not be ignored.

I think that teaching is such an important job, a teacher can be a leading role in a young child’s life. A teacher ought to show that they believe in their students and inspire them to do their best.

I completed my undergraduate studies in English literature and linguistics, with my academic focus on the learning process and the function of the memory and brain.

I am really excited to start working at OCH with the preschool children.

Recipe Of The Week – Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Ingredients –

2 tbsp olive oil,

2 onions, finely chopped,

2 sweet potatoes, chopped

2 carrots, chopped,

2 parsnips, chopped,

1 red chilli, roughly chopped,

1 tbsp ground cumin,

75g dried green lentils,

1.3l vegetable stock,

425ml milk,

100g Greek yoghurt,

1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped,

Method – 

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until softened.

  2. Tip in the remaining veg and cook for a further 5 minutes, adding the cumin and chilli for the final 2 minutes.

  3. Add the lentils and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until the veg is tender and the lentils are soft.

  4. Add the milk and blitz until smooth, adding a little extra water if needed.

  5. Continue to heat until the soup bubbles.

  6. Serve in bowls with a dollop of Greek yogurt and sprinkle of coriander

Serves 6

Activities Update

The last week for activities this term is w/c 1st April 2019.

There will be no swimming, Tutti Footy or Bambino Beats w/c 8th April or w/c 15th April.

Details for the new term will follow.

We still have some outstanding payments for these activities.  As we are now at the end of the term please can you ensure that you have paid for these if your child takes part.

If you have yet to pay, please can you do so either by phone or on the app.

Thank you.

Recipe Of The Week – Tomato and Basil Sauce

Ingredients –

1 tbsp olive oil,

1 garlic glove, crushed,

400g chopped tomatoes,

1 tbsp vegetable stock powder or 1/2 low salt stock cube,

1 tbsp tomato puree,

1 tsp sugar,

Handful of basil leaves,

Method – 

  1. Heat the oil in the pan, add the garlic, then gently fry for 1 minute.

  2. Tip in all the other ingredients, except the basil, then bring to the boil.

  3. Reduce the heat then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. To finish, tear the basil leaves, then stir into the sauce.

  5. Serve with whatever pasta you choose or freeze for an easy tea!

Serves 4

Our Red Nose Day Totals Are In!

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated to Comic Relief via our nurseries on Friday.

The children loved coming in dressed in their sleepwear for a pyjama party, and had so much fun taking part in all the activities the staff had planned.

All together, with everyone’s help, we raised a grand total of £300.

Well Done!

Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March

It is Red Nose Day this Friday, and as we love a theme day at our nurseries, we are inviting all children and staff to come along for a ‘Pyjama Party’!

Comic Relief is a fantastic cause, so in exchange for a small donation, the boys and girls can come to nursery dressed in their pjs and slippers.

Staff will plan some fun activities and hopefully we can raise a bit of money in the process.